Definition of limerick:
- A nonsense poem of five anapestic lines, of which lines 1, 2, and 5 are of there feet, and rime, and lines 3 and 4 are of two feet, and rime; as -- There was a young lady, Amanda,/ Whose Ballades Lyriques were quite fin de/ Si/ cle, I deem/ But her Journal Intime/ Was what sent her papa to Uganda.//
- "Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry", Thomas Davis Commentator: T. W. Rolleston.
- "The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon", Josť Maria Gordon.
If Betty had been along, I think I should have persuaded her to attend that meeting; but I found her very warm and comfortable before her fire back at Limerick, and I confess that I was glad to get out of my wet things and sit down in front of it.- "The Charm of Ireland", Burton Egbert Stevenson.